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Why Buhari should Pardon All Thieves in Prison – Falana

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Prominent Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist Femi Falana has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release all prisoners jailed for theft and similar offenses

His call follows an amnesty granted by the Supreme Council of Nigeria comprising former presidents, former chief justices and the incumbent president and state governors to 159 people including former Plateau state governors Joshua Chibi Dariye and his Taraba counterpart Jolly. Nyame.

Falana made the remarks while addressing a memorial service for the late Yinka Odumakin at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos on Friday

The famous lawyer said that a person who claims to be fighting corruption and comes to pardon thieves in court should not be found guilty of embezzling billions of public funds

That is why Falana demanded that President Buhari release all the prisoners detained for theft, because they are also Nigerians and should not be discriminated against.